Treasure Island Words
Lillian the librarian looking up Charlie Chan at Treasure Island, our Monday Night Chat Room movie at www.charliechan.info (8:00 PM to 10:00 PM [Eastern Time] and we start our tapes/DVD's at 8:30).
ACTUARY: One who calculates insurance and annuity (a sum of money payable yearly or at regular intervals) premiums, reserves and dividends.+
CLAIRVOYANCE: SEE: EXTRASENSORY PERCEPTION.
ECTOPLASM: A substance held to produce spirit materialization and telekinesis (the production of motion in objects [as by a spiritualistic medium] without contact or physical means).+
EXPOSE: 1) To make known: bring to light (as something shameful).
2) To disclose the faults or crimes of.+
EXTRASENSORY PERCEPTION (aka ESP): Perception (as in telepathy, clairvoyance, and precognition) that involves awareness of information about events external to the self not gained through the senses and not deductible from previous experience.+
LEVITATION: The act or process of levitating: the raising or lifting of a person or things by means held to be spiritual.+
PRECOGNITION: SEE: EXTRASENSORY PERCEPTION.
PRESTIDIGITATION: (aka SLEIGHT OF HAND): 1 a) A conjuring trick requiring dexterity.
1 b) A cleverly executed trick or deception.
2 a) Skill and dexterity in conjuring tricks.
2 b) Adroitnes in deception.+
(prestidigitation, or sleight of hand)
SLEIGHT OF HAND: SEE: PRESTIDIGITATION.
TELEPATHY: SEE: EXTRASENSORY PERCEPTION.
+See Merriam-Webster Dictionary, www.m-w.com.
*See Charlie Chan Family, www.charliechanfamily.info.